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SUMMIT UP
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Summit County, Colorado
Special to the Daily/Stephanie Bergstrom
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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column singing fare thee well.

We’ve enjoyed our little Friday ramblings and hope the millions of Summit Up readers who have braved this harrowing journey with us enjoyed themselves as well.

We laughed. We cried. We dangled out of second-floor windows. We probably divulged a bit too much personal information. But it was a good ride and we’re glad we bought the ticket.

Cheers!

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Looks like we’re not the only ones saying goodbye. Check out the photo on this page of two departing seasonal workers.

Thanks for your hard work this winter. Come back and see us next year.

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And the goodbyes continue …

Today, the news came up from Denver that the Rocky Mountain News will pubish its last edition tomorrow, just months shy of its 150-year anniversary.

While this came as no surprise to anyone following the months-long saga, those of us who believe that diversity in editorial voices is the foundation for a strong democracy, it’s still a hard pill to swallow.

Many newsies were holding out hope that they’d find a way to get by or find a billion benefactor willing to carry a failing business. Alas, a buyer was never found and the paper fizzled.

The Rocky Mountain News was Colorado’s first newspaper. It survived two world wars, the Great Depression and the explosion of broadcast news.

Ultimately, the rise of the internet, which ushered in the era of free content, and the general lack of interest in print news killed the newspaper. Now, many are wondering if the Denver Post will be the next to fall. Strange times.

R.I.P. Rocky Mountain News.

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We out this fine Friday morning for the last time.


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